Building and Maintaining a Solar Tachocline through Convective Dynamo Action

@inproceedings{Matilsky2021BuildingAM,
  title={Building and Maintaining a Solar Tachocline through Convective Dynamo Action},
  author={L. Matilsky and J. Toomre},
  year={2021}
}
For more than thirty years, the dynamical maintenance of the thin solar tachocline has remained one of the central outstanding problems of stellar astrophysics. Three main theories have been developed to explain the tachocline’s thinness, but so far none of them has been shown to work convincingly in the extreme parameter regime of the solar interior. Here, we present a rotating, 3D, spherical-shell simulation of a combined solar-like convection zone and radiative zone that achieves a… Expand

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